Robin Baxter awarded 2022 Adirondack Health Nursing Legacy Award

By Brittany Proulx
Pictured from left are Adirondack Health CNO Dave Mader, 2022 Nursing Legacy Award winner Robin Baxter, ASU/PACU director Nicole Frenette and CEO Aaron Kramer.
December 29, 2022

Robin Baxter, BSN, RN, CPAN has been awarded the second annual Adirondack Health Nursing Legacy Award.

“I am so honored,” Baxter said. “There are so many wonderful nurses at Adirondack Health.”

Robin joined the General Hospital of Saranac Lake in March 1982 as a graduate RN from Keuka College. She began her career on the surgical floor and soon after moved to the surgical intensive care unit. In the fall of 1986, Robin transferred to the post-anesthesia care unit (PACU), where she has obtained specialty certification and practiced for the past 36 years.

Robin will be retiring at the end of this year and plans to come back in a per-diem capacity early next year. Her kind and positive disposition will be sorely missed.

“Working at Adirondack Health has been wonderful,” Baxter said. “I’m excited to go per-diem because I don’t want to leave completely. I enjoy the camaraderie and excellence in care here. I have so many excellent colleagues. I’m proud to be part of the team.”

The Adirondack Health Nursing Legacy Award, sponsored by Joan Grabe and the Grabe family, was created in 2021 to honor a nurse with more than 15 years’ experience and a demonstrated history of teaching, mentoring, and inspiring the next generation of nurses. Additional criteria include expert technical skills, the ability to pass on the art and science of nursing, strong intuition, and an excellent rapport with colleagues, patients, and families. Robin exemplifies these traits, and we are thrilled to honor her with this prestigious award.

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